Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul continues to make history as he joined the 10,000 assist club after their game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night. Despite the achievement, the 35-year-old playmaker is determined to set his sights on reaching the all-time assist number of 15,806 held by Utah Jazz legend John Stockton, per Kellan Olson.
Chris Paul with a nod to a "killer" all-time assist number of 15,806 from John Stockton.
Said his number is gonna keep climbing.
"I aint done. I'm gonna keep hoopin'.
— Kellan Olson (@KellanOlson) March 22, 2021
Paul is currently sitting on the sixth spot on the all-time list with a total of 10,004 assists in his career. He is also nearing the 10,141 mark tallied by Lakers great Magic Johnson who is at No. 5, per ESPN.
On Sunday night, the veteran point guard came out with an all-around effort bannered by 11 points, 10 rebounds, and 13 assists against a Lakers side that was without LeBron James and Anthony Davis. With the absence of the two All-Stars, both Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton took command of the game as they scored 26 points apiece for the Suns.
Phoenix didn't get much resistance from its opponents all throughout the tilt as they cruised to a 111-94 victory. With a two-game winning streak, the Suns maintained their position at the second spot in the West with a 28-13 record.
Given how Paul is still playing at a high level at this point in his career, it won't be surprising if he inches closer and eventually gets to eclipse Stockton's record in the seasons to come. Being the team player that he is, Chris Paul would definitely aspire to go beyond achieving individual accomplishments and just play well in order to lead his team back in the postseason in the months to come.